***The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art will be temporarily closed until further notice, including this exhibition. Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***
For years, artists Raul Barquet and Alyssa Rapp have interviewed and photographed small business owners who have been a part of Staten Island culture for generations. For this edition of the project, they will also highlight businesses owned by newcomers to this country. The artists strive to show the changing face of Staten Island as a multicultural community and also to deepen the support network for old and new locals alike. Old Timers, New Starts showcases the value the subjects place on skill, the investment they have in their communities, and their reliance on relationships with their local clientele.
On display February 29 – May 3, 2020
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Raul Barquet is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator from Staten Island, NY. His artwork has been featured on the cover of FONT Arts & Literature Magazine, on New York 1 Television, on the murals of the 100 Gates Project, the Centrefuge Public Arts Project, and BKLYN House, and is included in collections across the globe.
Alyssa Rapp is a photographer, teaching artist, and dancer. Her work has been shown at the Affordable Art Fair by Concrete Utopia, Peninsula Art Space, Shoestring Press, and Snug Harbor’s Art Lab.
Explore Old Timers, New Starts with one of these exciting participatory programs:
Opening Reception: Newhouse Center Spring Exhibitions: February 29 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Free
Old Timers, New Starts: Storytelling in Black and White (Pt 1) | March 8 | 2:00 PM | $10
Old Timers, New Starts: Hand Lettering & Typography Workshop | March 22 | 2:00 PM | $10
Old Timers, New Starts: Build Your Brand Workshop | March 29 | 2:00 PM | $10
Old Timers, New Starts: Book Release and Community Roundtable | April 19 | 2:00 PM | Included in $5 gallery admission
Old Timers, New Starts: Storytelling in Black & White (Part 2) | May 3| 2:00 PM | $10
Old Timers, New Starts: Composite Darkroom Manipulations will be on view from February 29 to May 3, 2020.
All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G). Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors). Free for Snug Harbor Members and students grades 6-12 with student ID.
Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Old Timers, New Starts is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.